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File Created: 28-Mar-88 by Jennifer W. Pell(JP)
Last Edit:  19-Dec-95 by Craig H.B. Leitch(CHBL)

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Name KOOTENAY LAKE Mining Division Nelson
BCGS Map 082F026
Status Showing NTS Map 082F07W
Latitude 49º 17' 00" N UTM 11 (NAD 83)
Longitude 116º 48' 04" W Northing 5458972
Easting 514465
Commodities Kyanite, Garnet Deposit Types P02 : Kyanite-sillimanite schists
Tectonic Belt Omineca Terrane Ancestral North America
Capsule Geology

On the west flank of the Bayonne batholith, west of Kootenay Lake, a band of quartz-muscovite-kyanite schist forms the youngest unit of the Helikian Dutch Creek Formation belonging to the Purcell Supergroup of Middle Proterozoic age (Leclair, 1983). Kyanite porphyroblasts, up to 5 centimetres long, are common in this area (Leclair, 1982). In the various pelitic units, flanking the Bayonne batholith of post-metamorphic middle Cretaceous age, garnets up to 2 centimetres in diameter are also common (Leclair, 1982). The area is also shown as lying in kyanite amphibolite grade by Geological Survey of Canada Map 1714A.

Bibliography
EMPR OF 1988-26
GSC MAP 1714A
GSC MEM 228 (Map 603A)
GSC OF 929; 2721
GSC P *82-1A, pp. 45-49; *83-1A, pp. 235-240

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